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Sutherland resigns as Cricket Australia CEO

James Sutherland, 52, will continue as CA CEO until a replacement is found having given 12 months' notice.

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Cricket Australia (CA) Chief Executive James Sutherland announced his

resignation after 17 years in office.

Sutherland will continue as CEO after giving a 12-month notice to the

media on Wednesday in Melbourne.

52 year old, appointed in 2001 - has done since the infamous ball handling scandal in South Africa to oversee a

the turbulent period in Australian cricket.

Former Captain Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were given national and international

suspension for their role in the brain of a plot to illegally manipulate the ball in the third test of the third office in March.

After the fourth and final test, Darren Lehmann left the post of head coach, after former teammate Justin Langer

took place, while CA "cultural, between organizational and government issues" reviewed.

"After almost 20 years of Australian cricket, the time is right, I really feel comfortable that this is the right time for

me and a good time for the game," Sutherland said one day in a statement, Australia International Series against

England outside

"In the last 12 months, we have laid important foundations that offer a new note that the safety of our male and

female players of the memorandum of understanding with a new cricket strategy from Australia, the Association of

Australian cricketers, and recently, A Broadcast Rights' new national agreement, which will see significant growth in

the broadest TV coverage and revenue flowing into the game.

"With these foundations, I believe that the best time to deliver to rinse a new CEO will have a strong and stable

platform to my successor in order to direct our national strategy and meet our bold ambitions to grow Cricket as a

sport for our favorite sport. Australia and for all Australians.

"As it has happened since the last 20 years, this will be the privilege and the honor of continuing the service of the

remaining months, that I am in the office."

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